2 killed, 4 injured in shooting at Idaho mall

Two people were killed and at least four others, including a police officer, were injured in a shooting at a mall in Boise, Idaho, on Monday afternoon.

Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee said officers responded at the Boise Town Square Mall at 1:50 p.m. local time and encountered a man who matched the suspect; The gunfight ensued, an officer was one of the six people initially injured and the suspect was later taken into custody.

According to the Boise Police Department, officers responded to an alleged shooting at Boise Town Square Mall on Monday afternoon that injured five people and one officer.KTVB

Lee said two of those initially injured had died.

“At this time, the majority of the mall has been cleared. We are still actively sanitizing the mall to look for any additional concerns and any additional victims, but at this time we believe that There was only one shooter involved and that the incident poses no threat to the community at large,” Lee said at a news conference on Monday afternoon.

“My prayers are with those injured in today’s unimaginable shooting at Boise Town Square Mall,” Idaho Governor Brad Little said in a statement. Tweet. “Idaho State stands ready to assist the Boise Police Department as they investigate the shooting.”

Speaking at the press conference, Boise Mayor Lauren McLean praised the Boise Police Department and first responders: “You came quickly and you showed kindness to a lot of people who were scared in a really difficult moment. And you kept people safe.” For you did everything you could.”

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.